If you have a heat pump in your home, you know how wonderful they are throughout the year! They will keep your home cool during the summer and warm in the cold months of winter. But, unfortunately they don’t come with a lifetime warranty! Over time and regular use, the machine will eventually wear out and you’ll need to think about getting it replaced. If you don’t want the heat pump to stop working in the middle of a cold autumn or winter day, pay attention to some of the signs that your machine may be failing. That way, you’ll be able to get it fixed and replaced quickly and efficiently. Here are some common signs that you need a heat pump replacement.
Sign #1: Your machine is being repaired often.
With regular use and proper maintenance, your heat pump shouldn’t need to be repaired more than every couple of years. However, if you have an older system, the wear and tear from the continued years of usage will likely mean that the parts will break down faster and more often. If you have had your heat pump repaired every few months, then it probably means that your system is on its way out and you should consider replacing it.
Sign #2: Your machine is old.
If your heat pump is more than 15 or 20 years old, it is had a long life of use and is probably past its prime. If the system is that old, it is probably working harder to accomplish the same results as a new machine would and you’ll probably see the main operating parts wearing out quickly and you may even notice that your utility bills are rising.
Sign #3: Your machine is noisy.
If your machine has been repaired but still makes groaning, rattling, or other mechanical sounds, this may mean that there is something bigger going on and that the pump will need a full heat pump replacement rather than a simple repair.
If you’re not sure if you should make the definitive choice to replace your heat pump, don’t worry any longer! Call our team of experts at Hybrid Heating & Air Conditioning to set up a no-hassle appointment with one of our certified technicians. We’ll advise you on if you need a repair or if you a new machine would be a better option. We’ll be sure to provide you several options within your budget so you can keep your home warm and cool for many more years!